In 1949, Peggy Guggenheim, who had been in Europe for a little while, decided to exhibit the works of her famous collection at Palazzo Strozzi. Sixty-seven years later, Florence welcomes the extraordinary masterpieces of the Guggenheim Museum of New York, collected in the exhibition ‘From Kandinsky to Pollock. The Art of the Guggenheim collections’ (March – July 2016).
The special edition Il Bisonte bag for the exhibition ‘Power and Pathos: Bronze Sculpture of the Hellenistic World’ (March – June 2015) shoulder bag colored in bronze, a material that in ancient times was considered more precious than silver.
Created for the exhibition ‘Picasso and Spanish Modernity’ (September 2014 – January 2015), the shoulder bag in black and white cowhide plays with form and function thanks to hidden magnetic compartments and internal pockets, removable shoulder straps, and carabiners.
There’s nothing better than a map case for visiting the exhibition, ‘The Russian Avant-garde, Siberia and the East’ (September 2013 – January 2014) and retrace the footsteps of the Czar Nicola, who at the end of the eighteenth century, embarked on a journey through the immense Russian empire, continuing on to India, Ceylon, Java, Japan and China.
The sculptor’s knapsack is a chestnut colored handbag in a vintage-style cowhide created for the exhibition ‘The Springtime of the Renaissance: Sculpture and the Arts in Florence 1400 -1460’ (March – August 2013).
An old-fashioned briefcase in chestnut colored cowhide, which magically transforms into a Monopoly game board is Il Bisonte’s surprising tribute to the exhibition ‘The Thirties: The Arts in Italy beyond Fascism’ (September 2012 – January 2013).
Florence has always been a favorite destination for international travelers. Between the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, the city became one of the preferred destinations for American artists and writers, attracted by the charm and variety of its landscapes, along with the wealth of history and art.
In Tuscany, at the turn of the Middle Ages and Renaissance, the most efficient banking system in the world was born. The great wealth of the new rich was consistently invested in art, supporting the birth of the most extraordinary artistic season of the western world.